Full Blood Count (FBC) Test

Full Blood Count (FBC)

Test

An FBC Test (full blood count) is a common test used in most essential health screenings. A full blood count looks at the different cells in your blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. This can help diagnose certain health conditions like anaemia.

Because your health matters.

You will have a blood test to see how much creatinine is in your blood. Our blood tests are quick, easy and most appointments only last 20 - 30 minutes. With over 350 testing venues across England and Ireland, you’ll find a date, time and venue convenient for you.

Our FBC test is part of our comprehensive private health checks. It can also be added as an extra individual test to many of our existing full body health packages. Explore our packages and book online today.

Fast, accurate results

Competitively priced testing within 20 minutes of your home

Detailed, personalised Results Report

Access to our 24/7 GP service with all test packages

How it

works
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  • 1.

    Select and book your package

    View our health packages and book a full body private health check. All our individual tests can be added to any of our existing health packages. Just call our team on 0800 652 2183 before your appointment to add an extra test.

  • 2.

    Make an appointment

    Choose the venue, date and time that suits you. With over 2000 appointments available nationwide every week, you're sure to find a convenient time, date and venue.

  • 3.

    Attend your appointment

    A trained phlebotomist will carry out your assessment. The whole process only takes around 20 - 30 minutes.

  • 4.

    Fast, accurate results within 8 days

    Within around 8 days, you'll receive your personalised digital Results Report. Your results will be explained in detail and any areas of concern will be highlighted.

What is an FBC Blood

test?

An FBC (Full Blood Count) test is a comprehensive blood examination that provides valuable information about various components in your blood. It typically includes assessments of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The test can reveal insights into your overall health, helping to identify conditions such as anaemia, infections, and certain blood disorders. The FBC test is a routine diagnostic tool used by healthcare professionals to assess and monitor various aspects of your overall health and wellbeing.

Discover the benefits of an FBC Test

An FBC (Full Blood Count) test is a crucial element of a comprehensive health check. It can provide vital insights about your blood composition and overall health status. Consider an FBC test to:

  • Assess your overall health and wellbeing and provide a benchmark for future monitoring.
  • Uncover valuable insights into the levels of red and white blood cells and platelets, which can help detect various health conditions.
  • Reveal indicators of anaemia, infections and inflammatory conditions.
  • Identify, monitor and manage certain blood disorders.

What does an FBC test look

for?

An FBC (Full Blood Count) test is a comprehensive blood examination that examines key components such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Elevated or decreased levels of these blood components can indicate various conditions, including anaemia, infections, inflammatory disorders, or bleeding disorders.

For individuals with certain blood disorders, FBC tests are valuable ongoing assessment and monitoring tools.

Our comprehensive private health assessments include all the tests you need to take a proactive approach to monitoring and improving your health. You can add an eGFR test to any of our existing health packages. Simply book an existing package and call our team before your appointment.

Your results explained in detail

Your digital Results Report explains each one of your test results in detail, with no confusing medical jargon. You’ll receive the actual reading for every test we've run, with each result given a 'flag' of green, amber or red.

Green results are within the recommended range for your age and sex; amber results are a little outside what we'd normally expect; and red results are further outside the norm.

Where a result is amber or red, we'll give follow-up advice on what to do next - whether that's making lifestyle changes, simply monitoring the result, or visiting a doctor for further investigation.

Private health checks for complete peace of

mind

Our full body private health checks are designed for busy people who want to take control of their health. Our tests are quick, accurate, convenient and completely stress-free. No waiting for an appointment, no invasive procedures, no embarrassing questions, no long travel times and no busy waiting rooms.

Medical professionals carry out all tests in one of our 350 venues across the UK and Ireland, so you get accurate professional health checks within 20 minutes of your home. Our private health checks include all the tests you need to take a proactive approach to monitoring and improving your health

A FBC blood test can be added to any full body health check. Just book one of our full body private health assessments and call us before your appointment to add an extra test.

FAQs
All of our tests are carried out in-person by trained phlebotomists in one of our 350 venues across the UK and Ireland. An in-person test guarantees the accuracy of your test results and enables us to get your samples to the laboratory for testing quickly, giving you your results faster.
The normal reference ranges for an FBC (Full Blood Count) test can vary slightly depending on the laboratory doing the test and the population being tested. However, here are typical reference ranges for some key components of an FBC: ? Red Blood Cells (RBC): 4.5 to 6.0 million cells/mcL ? White Blood Cells (WBC): 4,000 to 11,000 cells/mcL ? Haemoglobin (Hb): 13.5 to 17.5 grams/deciliter (g/dL) for adult males; 12.0 to 15.5 g/dL for adult females ? Hematocrit (Hct): 38.3% to 48.6% for adult males; 35.5% to 44.9% for adult females ? Platelets: 150,000 to 450,000 platelets/mcL It's important to note that these values can vary, and the interpretation of FBC results should be done by a healthcare professional. Reference ranges may differ for different age groups, genders, and populations.
An FBC (Full Blood Count) test is not typically considered a routine or general screening test for everyone. Instead, it is often ordered based on clinical indications or specific health concerns. Healthcare providers may recommend an FBC test for individuals exhibiting symptoms that suggest blood-related issues, such as fatigue, weakness, unexplained bruising or bleeding, recurrent infections, or symptoms of anaemia. However, there is very little risk to having a blood test. You may have slight pain or bruising from the needle but most symptoms go away quickly.
Your test results and other readings will each be given a ‘flag’ of a different colour: green, amber or red. Green results are within the recommended range for your age and sex; amber results are a little outside what we'd normally expect; and red results are further outside the norm. Where a result is amber or red, we'll give follow-up advice on what to do next - whether that's making lifestyle changes, simply monitoring the result, or visiting a doctor for further investigation. If there are any critical results discovered by our laboratory who analyses your samples, we will contact you immediately, so you won’t need to wait for your full Results Report to arrive to take appropriate action.
FBC on a blood test stands for Full Blood Count. It is a comprehensive blood test that assesses various components of the blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, haemoglobin, hematocrit, mean cell volume, and mean cell haemoglobin.
Our FBC blood test is already included in many of our complete private health checks. It can also be added as an extra test to any individual health package. Call free on 0800 652 2183 before your appointment to speak to one of our team.
Your blood samples and other readings will be analysed by one of the leading laboratories in the UK which we have established partnerships with. Once they have analysed your samples and readings, your test results are sent securely to our in-house Results team who compile your personalised Results Report.
Full preparation instructions will be provided in writing when you book your appointment.